Manufacturing Processes

Starting up a product-oriented business is more than just finding gaps in the marketplace and assessing the industry’s climate. An enormous part of the process is the creation of the product itself, which includes both design elements, and importantly, its...
Sunglasses

Sunglasses

We bet you didn’t see this one coming! Our last Iconic Plastic Product has made quite the spectacle in the fashion world, whilst doubling with the benefit of protecting your eyes from harmful rays of light. Originally created to simply reduce the annoying glare...
The Canoe

The Canoe

For this iconic plastic product, we go just around the riverbend to analyze one of the most ancient transportation devices: the canoe. Used for recreational, transport and sporting needs alike, this boat has been around since early civilization. Historically, where...
The Skateboard

The Skateboard

The skateboard: from underground subculture to global phenomenon, this iconic plastic product has been through many phases of popularity and design. Skateboarding is beneficial for riders of all ages, improving fitness and physical endurance. However it also has has...
Flip-Flops

Flip-Flops

They’re the oldest type of shoe, prevalent across multiple cultures around the world. Known for their versatility, breathability, ease of wear (and of course, powerful discplinary abilities), this iconic product will make your toes feel like they’re on...
The Wind Turbine

The Wind Turbine

Hold onto your hats, because this Iconic Plastic Product is truly breath-taking! When it comes to wind energy, things may seem easy breezy. But there are layers in the design of the powerful wind turbine, which throws caution to the wind. Whilst increasing in...
The BallPoint Pen

The BallPoint Pen

Next up on our list of Iconic Plastic Products, we have a list-making essential: the Ballpoint pen. A seemingly simple product, most people don’t question the manufacturing or design of their pens. Reliable and abundant, they are always there when we need them,...
The Yo-Yo

The Yo-Yo

This Iconic Plastic Product is the ultimate rotational device (other then our moulding machines, of course): the Yo-yo. Akin to the building block (or the ‘Lego’) in both its ancient origins and universal, ageless popularity, this children’s toy has...
Nail Polish

Nail Polish

For this Iconic Plastic Product, we are looking at the prettier side of the polymer industry. Whilst not always immediately recognized as an obvious plastic product, nail polish is an interesting twist in the industry in that it uniquely turns the rules of polymers on...
Collaborating with ATS: Delivering Realism in Live Fire Training

Collaborating with ATS: Delivering Realism in Live Fire Training

“Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress. And working together is success.” You have likely heard this quote before, attributed to both Henry Ford (1863-1947) and Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909). It’s about success not just in numbers, but in...
Meet the Polyethylene’s

Meet the Polyethylene’s

There are many types of plastic. Although, whilst they are part of the same complex and dynamic family tree, it is filled with versatile and unique branches (you can read more about them here). Polyethylene is one of the most popular plastics, and, like many other...
Moulding Through the Ages

Moulding Through the Ages

A mould, or a tool, is a hollowed block with a purposely shaped cavity which material is poured into to take its shape. Manufacturing with a mould is typically called casting, however with plastic, the more common term is moulding. You can learn more about the various...